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FASHION TERMS

FRENCH TERMS

1. Adoption

A copy of garment having featured likes that of an original.

2. MODEL

It refers to the garment itself and not to the mannequin.

3. MANNEQUIN

Mannequins are the professional models who actually wear the garments.

4. COLLECTION

Group of models shown by a designer.

5. LINE FOR LINE

Duplicate copy I, exact copy of a style originated by a foreign designer.

6. LINE

Line means collection.

7. NEEDLE TRADE

It in the industries of dress making millinery (hat making industry) and manufacture of accessories.

8. OPENING

The first showing of a new collection usually refer to as opening.

9. BOUTIQUE

A French word which means a small shop where the garments and accessories are sold.

10. CHIC

Smart or stylish.

11. ATELIER (AN - TEL - JAY)

A work man or shop where the models are made and duplicated.

12. COUTURE (KO - TOUR)

It means dressmaking I.e. made to order.

13. COUTURE (KO-TOUR -JAY)

Male culture designer

14. COUTURIER (KO-TOUR-JAIR)

Female couture designer.

15. HAOTE - COUTURE (OAT - KO - TOUR)

Fine dress making that means High fashion.

 
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